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Even in Detroit´s best
neighborhoods, home invasions
steal residents´ sense of peace
Detroit Free Press, by John Carlisle    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 10/23/2013 12:36:23 AM     Post Reply
First, she had to put iron bars on her windows. Then, she had two types of alarm systems installed. But despite all the precautions, Renee Gilmore was still scared to enter her east-side Detroit house when she came back from work every evening. “I could hardly come home without looking at the house first, just to make sure,” said Gilmore, 41. They’d broken in three times so far, tried four other times. Now she had to make sure they weren’t still inside. Her neighborhood, known as Jefferson-Chalmers for the intersection that fronts it, is one of the city’s better

Self-proclaimed 9/11 mastermind
uses cumin, turmeric to dye beard
Washington Examiner (DC), by Tim Mak    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 10/22/2013 11:48:32 PM     Post Reply
GUANTANAMO BAY, CUBA — Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the alleged mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the U.S., is using a bizarre concoction of spices and juice to dye his beard a bright color. Mohammed, who faces a military tribunal on war crime charges, has started using "common kitchen items" like cumin, turmeric and other spices to change the color of his long beard, Pentagon spokesman Lt. Col. Todd Breasseale told the Washington Examiner. It was previously reported that Mohammed used breakfast items such as fruit juices and berries to dye his facial hair. Mohammed appeared Tuesday for the

Tamerlan Tsarnaev DID butcher
his friend and two others by slitting
their throats after ´drug deal
gone wrong´ claims federal prosecutors
Daily Mail (UK), by James Nye    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 10/22/2013 11:00:37 PM     Post Reply
Boston bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev did participate in a brutal triple murder 18 months before the deadly marathon attack according to newly-filed court records today.The startling disclosure was made by federal prosecutors who are trying to prevent his younger brother´s legal team from obtaining documents concerning the killing of three men in Waltham, Massachusetts on the 10th anniversary of 9/11. It is the first official statement that links the now-dead elder Tsarnaev to the unsolved crime and raises questions about the death in May of his friend Ibragim Todashev, who allegedly confessed his and Tsarnaev´s involvement to FBI agents before he

  


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HHS chief: President didn´t know
of Obamacare website woes beforehand
CNN, by Greg Botelho    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 10/22/2013 10:46:27 PM     Post Reply
President Barack Obama didn´t know of problems with the Affordable Care Act´s website -- despite insurance companies´ complaints and the site´s crashing during a test run -- until after its now well-documented abysmal launch, the nation´s health chief told CNN on Tuesday. In an exclusive interview with Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, CNN´s Dr. Sanjay Gupta asked when the President first learned about the considerable issues with the Obamacare website. Sebelius responded that it was in "the first couple of days" after the site went live October 1. "But not before that?" Gupta followed up. To which Sebelius replied,

Democrats own health care
Washington Post, by Dana Milbank    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 10/22/2013 10:09:19 PM     Post Reply
Fox News’s Sean Hannity, that paragon of journalistic integrity, hosted six “average Americans” on his show this month who were “feeling the pain” of Obamacare. One was Paul Cox, who runs a North Carolina construction business and complained that the new law prevented him from hiring full-time employees because he would have to provide health insurance to anybody working more than 30 hours a week. “We’ve had to keep them below 30 hours or we wouldn’t be able to .?.?. stay in business and pay it,” Cox said. “It’s happening all the time,” Hannity contributed. If by “it” Hannity meant

Dick Cheney: "The Extremist In
Washington Is Barack Obama"
Real Clear Politics, by Ian Schwartz    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 10/22/2013 10:08:36 PM     Post Reply
FMR VICE PRES. DICK CHENEY: I´m not unsympathetic to the frustration, I think, that´s led many Americans to sign on for or become part of the tea party. I´m as frustrated as anybody else can be, but I think we have a situation where the circumstances in Washington, the inability and the unwillingness of the this administration to come to grips with our basic long-term debt problem, for example. The frustration out there is very, very high. And so when I see people talking about the tea party, I don´t think of the tea party as extremists the way some

Health co-ops, created to foster
competition and lower insurance
costs, are in danger
Washington Post, by Jerry Markon    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 10/22/2013 10:06:22 PM     Post Reply
When the new health-care law was being cobbled together, Congress decided to establish a network of nonprofit insurance companies aimed at bringing competition to the marketplace, long dominated by major insurers. But these co-ops, started as a great hope for lowering insurance costs, are already in danger. While the debut of the Affordable Care Act this month has been marred by widespread computer problems, the difficulties facing the co-ops have been less obvious to consumers. One co-op, however, has closed, another is struggling and at least nine more have been projected to have financial problems, according to internal government reviews

  


  

Megyn Kelly: Fox News Doesn´t
´Pick Up The New York Times and
Put it on TV´ Like CNN and MSNBC
Newsbusters, by Kyle Drennen    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 10/22/2013 10:06:15 PM     Post Reply
Explaining the success of her new highly-rated show on Fox News, and the popularity of the network in general, The Kelly File anchor Megyn Kelly told Access Hollywood: "It´s a different slice of television than you´d get at 8 p.m. or 9 p.m., or that you get from my competitors at 9 p.m. on the other channels....we here at Fox News don´t get paid to pick up The New York Times and put it on TV. So it´s not gonna look and feel and sound like that offering would." [Listen to the audio or watch the video after the jump]

Security check now starts
long before you fly
New York Times, by Susan Stellin    Original Article
Posted By: BaseballFan- 10/22/2013 10:02:38 PM     Post Reply
The Transportation Security Administration is expanding its screening of passengers before they arrive at the airport by searching a wide array of government and private databases that can include records like car registrations and employment information. While the agency says that the goal is to streamline the security procedures for millions of passengers who pose no risk, the new measures give the government greater authority to use travelers´ data for domestic airport screenings. Previously that level of scrutiny applied only to individuals entering the United States. The prescreening, some of which is already taking place, is described in documents the

Nuke officers left blast door open
Associated Press, by Robert Burns    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 10/22/2013 9:55:30 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON- Twice this year alone, Air Force officers entrusted with the launch keys to nuclear-tipped missiles have been caught leaving open a blast door that is intended to help prevent a terrorist or other intruder from entering their underground command post, Air Force officials have told The Associated Press. The blast doors are never to be left open if one of the crew members inside is asleep - as was the case in both these instances - out of concern for the damage an intruder could cause, including the compromising of secret launch codes. Transgressions such as this are rarely revealed

Hillary Hosts Fundraiser for
De Blasio Co-Chaired by Convicted Criminal
Breitbart Big Government, by Matthew Boyle    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 10/22/2013 9:52:53 PM     Post Reply
Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, a frontrunner to be the Democrats’ 2016 presidential candidate, hosted a fundraiser for New York City Democratic mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio on Monday night. But it was no ordinary fundraiser, Breitbart News has learned. At least one of the main figures at the event is a convicted financial criminal, and another has come under the glare of federal authorities for alleged financial malfeasance. According to a document published by Capitol New York, the headlining co-chairs for the event included Paul and Mary Adler and Sant Singh Chatwal. Paul Adler once served as

  


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Exclusive: White House Official Fired
for Tweeting Under Fake Name
Daily Beast, by Josh Rogin    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 10/22/2013 9:48:00 PM     Post Reply
A White House national security official was fired last week after being caught as the mystery Tweeter who has been tormenting the foreign policy community with insulting comments and revealing internal Obama administration information for over two years. Jofi Joseph, a director in the non-proliferation section of the National Security Staff at the White House, has been surreptitiously tweeting under the moniker @natsecwonk, a Twitter feed famous inside Washington policy circles since it began in February, 2011 until it was shut down last week. Two administration officials confirmed that the mystery tweeter was Joseph, who has also worked at the

Veteran Wants Flag Vandals
To Take Responsibility
For Crime
CBS 11 News [Dallas - Fort Worth], by Robbie Owens    Original Article
Posted By: JoElla Bee- 10/22/2013 9:43:02 PM     Post Reply
Collin County – Plano veteran Larry Lorance always has a flag flying at his home. And he’s fed up with having to replace it. Lorance’s front door flag was destroyed for the third time early Friday morning. He says his verbal response to the attack isn’t fit for publication; but, he thought ‘my gosh, they did it again.’ “A lot of men and women gave their lives for this flag,” he said sternly, adding that, “as an American, and as a veteran, I was offended by that.” After the second flag was destroyed, Lorance installed a surveillance system and sure

Waxman Claims Private Sector
Responsible for Obamacare Glitches
Washington Free Beacon, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 10/22/2013 9:40:27 PM     Post Reply
Rep. Henry Waxman (D., Calif.) blamed the private contractors retained by HHS to build and administer healthcare.gov for the website’s extensive glitches Tuesday on MSNBC. Waxman said Secretary of Health & Human Services Kathleen Sebelius was not aware of all of the “technicalities” pertaining to the Obamacare website and thus should not be held responsible for its failure. “She’s done a terrific job,” Waxman said, “I have a great deal of confidence in her.” The private sector, according to Waxman, failed to live up to their contractual obligations “even with all of the money they got.” The California congressman suggested that if “anyone’s head

GOP: Did Obamacare site hide prices?
Washington Times, by Tom Howell Jr.    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 10/22/2013 9:37:45 PM     Post Reply
The House’s top investigators want to know if the Obama administration made a political decision to get rid of an online tool that would have allowed uninsured Americans to comparison-shop among private health plans on the federal Obamacare website before registering for an account. Rep. Darrell Issa, California Republican and chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, wrote to the administration’s top information technology officers on Tuesday to demand answers about the purported maneuver. They cited committee briefings with CGI Federal — the lead contractor on HealthCare.gov, which channels Obamacare traffic from three dozen states — as the

  


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Florida Blue to cancel 300,000
policies over ObamaCare
Florida Times-Union [Jacksonville, F, by Matt Dixon    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 10/22/2013 9:33:41 PM     Post Reply
Tallahassee | Citing costs associated with the federal Affordable Care Act, Jacksonville-based Florida Blue is canceling 300,000 individual policies. Florida Blue, the state’s largest health insurer, says the move is to offset the new health care law’s requirement that things like maternity and newborn care, mental health, substance abuse services, and emergency services be covered by individual and small market plans. Kaiser Health News reported that many canceled plans from Florida Blue, and other insurers across the country, fall short of the requirements laid out in the Affordable Care Act, commonly referred to as ObamaCare. The organization says many were purchased after

Bill O’Reilly: ‘Socialist-
Communist Vision’ Fueling
Liberal Fight for Obamacare
Mediaite, by Josh Feldman    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 10/22/2013 9:30:02 PM     Post Reply
Bill O’Reilly: ‘Socialist-Communist Vision’ Fueling Liberal Fight for Obamacare by Josh Feldman | 9:15 pm, October 22nd, 2013 video Bill O’Reilly opened his show Tuesday night claiming that Obamacare is just an element of the ideal society liberals have in mind for the U.S.: a socialist state where money is taken from the rich to provide the poor with multitudes of services they cannot afford on their own. O’Reilly cited various clips of Democratic congresspeople and one MSNBC host to argue that Obamacare is part of this “socialist-communist vision.” He recapped all the “chaos” of Obamacare and the “perilous place”

HHS chief: President didn´t know of
bamacare website woes beforehand
CNN, by Greg Botelho    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 10/22/2013 9:25:05 PM     Post Reply
President Barack Obama didn´t know of problems with the Affordable Care Act´s website -- despite insurance companies´ complaints and the site´s crashing during a test run -- until days into its now well-documented abysmal launch, the nation´s health chief told CNN on Tuesday. In an exclusive interview with CNN´s Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius admitted that there is concern in her department and the White House over the technical debacle surrounding the Obamacare website rollout, saying "no one could be more frustrated than I am and the president." The site was supposed to make it simple

CNBC Reporter Asks for ‘Mexican
Music’ to Go With Ted Cruz Story
Mediaite, by Josh Feldman    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 10/22/2013 8:42:27 PM     Post Reply
There was a brief moment of awkwardness on CNBC Tuesday morning when, during a discussion of the weak jobs report and Senator Ted Cruz, reporter Steve Liesman asked for some “Mexican music” to be played while they talked about Cruz. Liesman said, “We’re going to call this the Senator Ted Cruz jobs report. These are the jobless claims of Senator Ted Cruz.” When a picture of Cruz appeared on the screen, he continued, “Can we get some music to go along with that? Some Mexican music, maybe?”

Violent Canadian pedophile who
police were powerless to arrest
after he fled to Seattle is finally
taken into custody after ´raping
American boy in alleyway´
Daily Mail [UK], by James Nye    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 10/22/2013 8:24:07 PM     Post Reply
A violent sex offender who fled Canada last week was arrested this morning on charges of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old boy Seattle police said. Michael Sean Stanley met the boy at a west Seattle grocery store, struck up a conversation and walked with him to an alley where police say he plied the teen with alcohol. Stanley grabbed the teen and sexually assaulted him, police said. (Snip) Police in Canada issued a public alert earlier this month after Stanley cut off his electronic-monitoring bracelet. Officials described him as an untreated, violent offender who posed a significant risk.

  



Cemetery removes Iraq War vet´s
SpongeBob SquarePants headstone
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Jakester2344- 10/22/2013 8:10:58 PM     Post Reply
An Iraq War veteran´s towering SpongeBob SquarePants headstone has been removed from her final resting place because officials at the historic Cincinnati cemetery deemed it inappropriate for their traditional grounds. The headstone of Kimberly Walker, 28, was made in the likeness of her favorite cartoon character and erected at Spring Grove Cemetery on Oct. 10, almost eight months after she was found slain in a Colorado hotel room. Despite getting the cemetery´s prior approval of the headstone´s design — a smiling SpongeBob in an Army uniform, with Walker´s name and rank — her family said Monday that cemetery staff called them the

Obama Disassociates from Reality
Commentary Magazine, by Peter Wehner    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 10/22/2013 8:00:41 PM     Post Reply
About President Obama’s remarks on Monday in the Rose Garden on the matter of the problems plaguing the Affordable Care Act and, specifically, healthcare.gov, it seemed to me that they served a valuable purpose, at least to this extent: They distilled the Obama presidency to some of its core qualities: (a) detachment from reality; (b) misleading in its claims; (c) deeply polarizing and partisan; and (d) filled with lame excuses. But there was another noteworthy element to what the president said. I have in mind the pitiable quality of his remarks. Speaking about the Affordable Care Act, Mr. Obama kept

ObamaCare 2016: Happy Yet?
Wall Street Journal, by Bradley Allen    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 10/22/2013 7:45:48 PM     Post Reply
Three years after the disastrous launch of the Affordable Care Act, most of the website troubles finally have been ironed out. People are now able to log on to the government´s ACA website and to most of the state health-insurance exchanges. The public has grudgingly come to accept higher insurance premiums, new taxes and increases in part-time workers who were formerly full-time. But Americans are irate anyway—because now they´re seeing the health-care law´s destructive effect on the fundamental nature of the way their care is delivered. Even before the ACA´s launch in 2013, many physicians—seeing the changes in their profession that

Lackluster Jobs Report Underscores
Epic Failure Of Obamanomics
Investor´s Business Daily, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 10/22/2013 7:44:00 PM     Post Reply
Jobs: Here we go again, another employment report showing "unexpectedly weak" job growth. Pretty soon Americans are going to figure out, as computer geeks like to say, "It´s not a bug — it´s a feature." Across Wall Street, the consensus was 180,000 net new payroll jobs in September. But some investment houses had quietly raised the bar to 200,000, believing the economy had "firmed up" in recent months. But just like Charlie Brown trying to kick the football, only to have Lucy pull it away at the last second, our nation´s pre-eminent economic thinkers keep having their predictions dashed on the rocks

Death Panels Alive And Well
In Canada And Coming Here
Investor´s Business Daily, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 10/22/2013 7:39:42 PM     Post Reply
Health Care: Canada´s Supreme Court has ruled that under the "law of the land" in Ontario, a government board, not the family or doctors, has the ultimate power to pull the plug on a patient. Lost in the discussion of defunding ObamaCare and the failed effort in Congress is the fact that failure means the government´s ability to defund your life through the ObamaCare´s Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) remains. IPAB is regarded by many, starting with former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, as a death panel whose decisions based on cost effectiveness would result in health care rationing. A glimpse of this

Sebelius: A Liar
Or Just Inept?
Investor´s Business Daily, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 10/22/2013 7:35:24 PM     Post Reply
Scandal: No wonder HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is reluctant to testify about the ObamaCare disaster. She has to decide whether to admit that she willfully misled Congress for months or was completely out of touch. Back in May, amid a flurry of news reports about problems with the ObamaCare exchanges and talk of a "train wreck," Sebelius´ agency spun a story in USA Today about how all was well. According to USA Today, HHS officials said it had "met its deadlines (and) tested its system." What´s more, they said exchanges "can support expected large volumes of traffic." It was all completely bogus. In fact,

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